PTM raises voice for peace in Karachi rally amidst escalating violence, target killings

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Thousands of people attended the rally of the Pashtun Tahafuz Movement in Karachi, the coastal city of Sindh province, with the overwhelming enthusiasm of the movement’s leaders raising slogans for peace but the gathering was once against ignored in the Pakistani press with no considerable security arrangement by the government. 

The Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement (PTM) staged a historical rally on Sunday (today) in Sohrab Ghat, Karachi, with the participation of its leaders and thousands of activists residing in Karachi.

Mohsin Dawar, Ali Wazir, Abdullah Nangyal and other leaders, including the movement’s chief Manzoor Pashtun, attended and spoke to the rally.

PTM leader Manzoor Pashteen addressing the rally demanded Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah of basic rights for Pashtuns residing in Karachi saying Pashtuns are paying taxes, casting votes in favor of politicians and are still victims of state oppression and target killings.

The leaders of the Pashtun Tahaffuz Movement said the government and security agencies should clear the tribal areas of landmines, prevent targeted attacks, stop harassing people at security checkpoints, bring all missing persons to justice and stop extrajudicial killings.

“Peace talks are underway in Afghanistan in a fresh bid to draw an end line to the decades-long war in the country while, on the other hand, Pakistan is summoning Afghan war criminals. Quetta and Waziristan councils are still functional. The generals and policymakers should know that as long as the PTM is there, your policy will not work,” Mohsin Dawar told the rally.

The movement’s other demands include the establishment of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to investigate all acts of terrorism and insecurity in Pakistan, including in the tribal areas.

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